“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.” (Nahum 1:7 NKJV)
“There will be a booth for shade by day from heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.” (Isaiah 4:6 NKJV)
Have you ever felt like you were in the middle of a storm, winds raging all around you? You didn’t know where to go to stop the storm inside you.
I have felt that way before. One time was many years ago while I was still a volunteer on the local EMS. I was in my 40’s and going through menopause. It was not a fun time. My hormone balances were off and all I wanted to do was either cry or wrap my car around a tree. A very good friend at the time sat me down and threatened to put his size 10 shoe where the sun doesn’t shine if I didn’t go see my doctor. I did, I was diagnosed with menopause and given hormones to balance me out until I was through it. Things got a lot better.
Why did I tell you that very personal story? God said to for one thing, and I obey my Father. But also to let you know you aren’t alone. There is always someone willing to kick your behind to get you back on track. Back then, I was away from the church. I still prayed and occasionally read my Bible, but I stayed away from church.
But God was always there beside me. No matter what was going on in my life, God was there. I still have storms in my life. The devil comes, more so now that I am living my life for God, than when I wasn’t.
Just because you give your life to God doesn’t mean the devil won’t still attack. But now you have better weapons to fight him with. You have the name and blood of Jesus! There isn’t a more powerful weapon that I know of. I use them a lot. I plead the blood of Jesus over me and my car every time I get in it to go somewhere. I also speak it over my home.
So when life’s storms hit you, use the name and blood of Jesus to fight back.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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